Join Date: Jun 2008
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Need to ask - scooters in bike lines?
Part Rant/Part Question --Anyone else have issues with this while commuting? I'm talking 49cc and some 125cc motor scooters have recently (more like frequently) taking up dedicated bike lanes on my route. I'm talking wide street, white line 3+ ft for bikes, another white line and 6+ft for parked cars to the curb. These aren't exceptionally busy streets either with most posting a 30mph speed limit - well within any motor scooter capacity. I've been inadvertently elbowed, swerved into and cut off. Even worse, trying to pass some of them. They speed up because how dare I pass them and slow them down to their destination. Last night I had one girl beeping her horn furiously at me to get out of her way and expected me to swerve into the parked cars or into the street. Almost worse than most 4 wheel vehicle drivers. I know you don't need a license for a 49cc scooter but wheres the common sense - or am i just being unfair.